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42 Abu Dhabi continues to empower its students to propel the future of technology in the Emirate by developing cutting-edge projects

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As part of its leading position as a talent incubator that is developing and upskilling the Emirate’s youth in the coding field, 42 Abu Dhabi coding school, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that offers a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, continues to foster its students’ creativity and innovation by empowering them to develop projects that create valuable solutions to benefit the wider community in the Emirate and drive its digital future.

42 Abu Dhabi’s students developed a project featuring an AI machine-learning model that predicts the occurrence of chronic kidney diseases. In recognition of this project’s success, 42 Abu Dhabi students ranked in first place when they presented their project in the HealAthon. HealAthon is a healthcare analytics boot camp in the UAE, dedicated to solving healthcare challenges using technology, which was organized in collaboration between UAE based Edtech startup Airtics Education and Coders HQ and attended by 42 Abu Dhabi students. The project benefits a number of stakeholders including patients who are at high risk of developing chronic kidney disease, and physicians who can use the model to facilitate timely referral and treatment of patients. It also supports the healthcare system by reducing the costs that come with the late diagnosis of progressive chronic kidney disease.

Talent Hub App Team

Additionally, one of the most innovative projects developed by 42 Abu Dhabi’s rising coders is the real-time sign language translation mobile app. The app aims to bridge the communication gap that currently exists between sign language users and people who do not have extensive knowledge on sign language. The app allows the user to capture a live video from the phone’s camera, of a deaf or mute person signing, which can be translated to English text. The app targets people who use the American Sign Language (ASL) to provide them with a platform that facilitates communication and presents an end-user solution that integrates all existing research and implements a real-time translation service to interpret conversations.

In line with the school’s effort to foster the next generation of creators and innovators, 42 Abu Dhabi students also developed the Talent Hub platform, which allows recruiters to screen candidates by enabling them to record themselves while answering interview questions. This platform aims to elevate efficiency by allowing recruiters to screen multiple candidates at the same time.

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The team that developed the AI machine-learning model which predicts the occurrence of chronic kidney diseases

Marcos Muller Habig, Acting CEO of 42 Abu Dhabi said: “42 Abu Dhabi remains steadfast in its commitment to creating a culture of innovation and encouraging its students to become catalysts of change to lead the Emirate’s digital transformation. By supporting students through their journey from ideation to project execution and implementation, we ensure that our school plays a key role in driving innovation, which is at the cornerstone of the Emirate’s development. We will continue with our efforts to empower learners to shape the digital future of Abu Dhabi and push the limits of digital innovation through our project-based learning approach at 42 Abu Dhabi.”

42 Abu Dhabi is an innovative and disruptive coding school, launched in 2020 as an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and Abu Dhabi’s Ghadan 21 accelerator program, which aims to drive Abu Dhabi’s ongoing development through multi-faceted investments in business, innovation and people.

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